The only show with producers and cast members who have real ties to the real Rat Pack, "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" has entertained millions of people worldwide. The most successful show of its kind, with over 70 performance dates across the country last year while maintaining its home base in Las Vegas, the talented ensemble (in association with Orin Wolf/OBB NYC - Off Broadway Booking) kicks off its 2012-13 U.S. Theatre Season and Casino tour at the Spirit Lake Casino in Spirit Lake, N.D. on August 31, 2012.
Stopping at some of the country's most renowned, high profile performing arts centers, including Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta and theKravis Performing Arts Center in West Palm Beach, Fl., the critically-acclaimed show (which has multiple touring casts) runs through 2013 nationwide.
In addition to enjoying a successful 2011-2012 tour, "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" has been a mainstay in its original home of Las Vegas, continuing its thriving run at the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton).
Hackett Miller Company Inc. today announced a new partnership with Los Angeles based Parallel 49 Agency who will be working to tour the show in numerous casino markets across the country while maintaining its exclusive partnership with OBB NYC for theatre performances.
Matt Charkow of Parallel 49 says, "Myself, Beth and the rest of the P49 team are extremely excited to work with Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show. This is the best Rat Pack show out there both on stage and from a marketing standpoint. This is proven by all of their success in the Performing Arts space and we look forward to expanding their casino business."
"'Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show' is very excited to be working with the remarkable team over at Parallel 49 Agency," said Lisa Dawn Miller. "Our show is a natural fit for casinos and we are grateful to have the best representation possible in those markets with Matt Charkow, Beth Jones-Mudaliyar and the entire team at Parallel 49 Agency. Sandy and I look forward to a long, very successful partnership with the P49 Agency."
Parallel 49 Agency is a subsidiary of Vancouver, Canada-based S.L. Feldman & Associates and has a diverse roster that includes music, comedy, television to live stage, Broadway, performing arts attractions and celebrity speakers. U.S.-based agents Matt Charkow and Elizabeth Jones bring 18 years of experience in representing a team dedicated to the highest level of service for artists, producers and talent buyers.
S.L. Feldman & Associates is a division of A&F Music, a world leader in music management and booking with clients such as James Taylor, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Michael Bublé and Bryan Adams.
"Our show is very different than any of those 'tribute-type' shows out there crowding the market. We are not a 'tribute' show. In fact, we are not even in the same category. Rather, we are a theatrical production that includes original songs. I think we are unique for multiple reasons, starting with our own personal connections to the real Rat Pack" Miller adds.
"Our ties to these iconic legends through our fathers allows us to tell this story in a way that no other producers or performers can. Sandy is the only entertainer to have ever been chosen by a member of the real Rat Pack to represent their part for a live production or film project about the Rat Pack. Longtime Hackett family friend,
Joey Bishop personally handpicked Sandy to play his role" Miller continues. "Sandy brilliantly brings to life that nonstop party that everyone wanted access to by making his unsurpassed Hackett comedy, wit and humor the foundation of our show. It's also meaningful to me that each member of the real Rat Pack recorded my father's songs individually so there is a great musical connection for us as well."